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Kayu Made FingerSkateboard & Lorenzo Motherf*kker Frascinotti!
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– Hi, I’m David Wagner, 20 years old and I live in a small beach village near to the danish border and only 5-10 minutes to Flensburg, Germany. I’m an Electronics technician for devices and systems and actually I’m going one year to an technician grammar school to receive the “Fachhochschulreife”. But I really don’t know what I want to do after this school year. In my spare time most of it it’s all about fingerboarding between school homework. I’m really interested in fingerboard news (events, new hardware, people..). I’ve collected a lot of fingerboard stuff (Actually I want to quit this collector addiction, but I don’t want to quit fingerboarding…!). I like to travel around germany with friends to different fingerboard events, doing sessions and stuff like this and actually I’m interested to built own wooden fingerboard decks. In addition I enjoy to show kids in the youth center what Fingerboarding is and I give them tips with mounting a deck, tricks or building their own wooden fingerboard decks. In my other non fingerboard spare time I enjoy cycling, playing Xbox games, listen to music (Rap) or hanging around at the beach and sometimes I play miniature golf.
How do you get in touch with fingerboarding?
– The first time I heard something about a fingerboard was 2002 through the Comic Magazine “Mickey Mouse”. It comes with a cheap plastic fingerboard. I played with it and maybe one week later the fingerboard was thrown into the corner. In August 2003 some classmates comes with their fingerboard to the school and from this point on I was interested in Fingerboarding. I search after my old “Mickey Mouse” Setup and was doing some tricks, but I don’t realize that it is possible to do the same tricks like a skateboarder. At the 5th June 2004 I was on a local youth event called “X-Games” with breakdance, streetball, BMX and skatecontest. This was the first time I saw a Blackriver Ramps G3 Park. I was surprised that it is possible to do Ollies and all these kind of skateboardtricks on a a fingerboard just without pain when you fall of a real skatedeck =) From this time I was more and more interested in fingerboarding. I bought a Powell Tech Deck G9 with green trucks at the Local Skateshop Caramba. After I have learned the first basic tricks like the Ollie I bought a darkgreen 26 mm Berlin Wood Regular Flat Shape. Through the packaging of the deck with printed links I discovered the online scene (fingerskating.de, blackriver-ramps.de, …) and I found the german fingerboard forum. I attend to a Fingerboard contest in Flensburg organized by Stöpsel and Thomas Hansen and travel to the first jams and contests like the Pottjam or Astrajam in Hamburg (organized by Vincent Heppner) and as you can see I’m still active in Fingerboarding, because I enjoy the scene and like all about fingerboarding.
Whats your current setup?
– My current setup is a 29mm Selfmade Deck with red painted mapleveener, Ytrucks Silver X1 with autoblock nuts and Substance Quartz Twin Ytrucks Style (I really enjoy these wheels, because they are out of the good old winkler wheels material, but with much more improved technology)
What is your favorite trick?
– All kind of Impossible Stuff, but also basic kickflip/shuv it to grind/slide tricks and Backflips/360 Spins =) !
Do you have any favorite rider or a video that influenced you?
– Pissing Fingers! I bought it 2004 at the local skateshop and watched it more than 10 times. I could watch it again and again. It is also cool to see that many of the riders from the Pissing Fingers Videos are still active. My favorite riders are Dimitri Schlotthauer, Petr Ptacek and Jeldo Ulpts, because they got a lot of skill and consistency. But there are a lot of more great fingerboard rider around the world I like, because of their personality – not even because they got skill or sponsorships.
Which fingerboard experience you liked the most (contest/jam/session)?
– Big contests like Fast Fingers are cool, because you can meet the whole scene, but I prefer small sessions or jams with little contests for example the Pottjam (organized by Flaki), the Kassel Ost Bowlmasters or the WWIJ (Weiss Wurst Iss Jam), because there weren’t too much people at one place and the atmosphere is more relaxing.
And finally do you want to thank someone?
– I want to thank especially FingerboardTV (Martin & Stegen) for this awesome project. FingerboardTV has become my favorite web page and I’m proud to have an interview right here. I hope there will come some more FBTV video interviews. Greetings and thanks goes out to Jan Kröger & Körner, Marvis, Christian and all the other FLFB’s (You Know Who U Are!), Fingerboard.de Team, Blackriver, Gretel from Big Beudl Fingerboardstyle, Anton, Jerômé, “The Riddler”, Petr and the Big Construction guys and all other supporters and sponsors from the Wikingercup, Danjo, Hansen, Stöpsel, Vince, Tim Pütz, Flaki and all those other NWDC guys, the Jeldo Gang (aka Adrian, Diego, …), the PoP Decks guys, Justin, Niklas and all other true hearted fingerboarder out there!